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Watch: Everybody is a “Ghost” in Mandarin Chinese Slang


Slang Dynasty is a series that unpacks the wide world of Chinese regional slang, internet colloquialisms, and assorted street-level jargon.

Ahead of Halloween, RADII’s own Elaine Chow is here to introduce some of the many ways to use the term “ghost” in Mandarin Chinese — whatever the time of year.

Looking for more ghosts? Below is our collection of 33 creatures, spirits and demons from across Chinese folklore to spice up your Halloween this weekend.


The Long List of Chinese Ghost Stories and Ghoulish Creatures

RADII (rā'dē-ī') is an independent platform of artists, writers and creators dedicated to sharing vibrant stories from the rarely explored sides of new China.

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